Pomodoro: An Effective Study System

Tivan George, News Writer For a period of one week, I explored something called a “Pomodoro”. Although it is known as an ingredient of a sauce accompanying pasta in italian cuisine, it is also, in fact, a study system. This system was created by Francesco Cirillo in the early 1990s, so he could boost the working efficiency of his employees as well as himself. It … Continue reading Pomodoro: An Effective Study System

GSIS students, too critical on J&J Catering?

William Lee, News Writer Ever looked at your lunch tray and felt disappointed? Well, you’re not alone. Cafeteria food has always been a serious debate among International School students, especially between GSIS students. Now this sparks up the hot issue, are any of the students at any of the international schools satisfied with their school dishes? A typical GSIS lunch would consist of rice, a … Continue reading GSIS students, too critical on J&J Catering?

DO YOU WANT TO SUCCEED IN THE PERSONAL PROJECT!?

(Image from Gyeonggi Suwon International School) Grade nine students, need help for your Personal Project in order to get the MYP certificate? Well following the tips given from the 10th-graders will most definitely help you succeed.  The Personal Project is a project that every 10th-grader in the Middle Year Programme must complete. The main goal of the Personal Project is to help the students research … Continue reading DO YOU WANT TO SUCCEED IN THE PERSONAL PROJECT!?

Effects of Technology on Students

News Writer, Tivan George Technology, the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, has developed throughout the years, often changing lives. So how will its advancement affect the 21st Century students? From the invention of the computer to the creation of Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster, technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. This also opens up new possibilities for the 21st Century students. Rikumu Shigeta, … Continue reading Effects of Technology on Students

Learning part 1: What is learning?

Tivan George, news writer Humans are one of the most adaptable species to exist, due to their ability to learn and apply what they learned or innately knew to new situations in order to survive. Being taught, having expectations to learn, and having expectations to apply that knowledge is something all students can relate to. To learn better, you first need to fully know what … Continue reading Learning part 1: What is learning?

Avoid all-nighters and struggling through school by following these simple tips

Alice Park, News Editor The school year can become very overwhelming for some, and who could blame them? With an overabundance of summatives and extracurriculars, maintaining good habits and skills is crucial to stay on top of your work. Here’s the good news: there is a way to avoid all those countless all-nighters, never-ending portals of overdue formatives, and forgetting everything you studied at 3 … Continue reading Avoid all-nighters and struggling through school by following these simple tips

10 Life lessons Disney taught a 15 year old girl

News Writer, Alice Park Most of us can say Disney was a major part of our childhood, whether it was through shows or movies. But what we didn’t realise, was Disney has been teaching us essential life lessons all along. Like most of the other kids around my age, I used to watch Disney channel almost every single day, cooped up on my sofa, and … Continue reading 10 Life lessons Disney taught a 15 year old girl

Deconstructing the artistic themes of DP Visual Art seniors

Seo Young Lee, News Writer Seniors drew upon inspiration to create artworks for their largest exhibition in their school career. Themes like growth, memory, dreams and fantasies, unconsciousness, desires, and identity were the themes surrounding the DP Year 2 seniors for the GSIS DP Art Graduate Exhibition. Human ‘Need’ was the theme of Eric Lee’s artwork, who started producing art in ninth-grade. He said he … Continue reading Deconstructing the artistic themes of DP Visual Art seniors

Finding balance between social life and school work

Tivan George, News Writer Pick one: social life or school work? It’s probably difficult for someone to pick just one. On campus, 71.4 percent of student find balancing social life and school work challenging, yet it is crucial that students learn to do this. Students who have gone through high school and college such as Laura Hutton, writer for the Australian Institute of Business Official … Continue reading Finding balance between social life and school work

Four Reasons Why IB Will Change the Way You Think About Everything

Sarah Wilson, Writer The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (DP)  is a challenging program, or at least that is the consensus amongst the students at school. It teaches students about thinking critically and being able to apply their knowledge to the real world. DP students often complain about the stress level and workload but after graduating with their diploma, they realise how valuable their years … Continue reading Four Reasons Why IB Will Change the Way You Think About Everything